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Mosh Pit Math: Physicists Analyze Rowdy Crowd

Physics and heavy metal don’t seem to have a lot in common, but Matt Bierbaum and Jesse Silverberg have found […]

‘Temperature Rising’: Will Climate Change Bring More Extreme Weather?

According to the historical record dating back to 1895, 2012 was the hottest year this country has ever seen. But […]

Dunking Science: Do Cookies Really Taste Better Dipped In Tea?

Brits and Americans may have split less than amicably a couple of centuries ago, but we can still find cultural […]

Spring May Have Sprung, But Most Gardens Are Still Slumbering

For vegetable lovers, the start of spring can be a cruel tease, hinting of a feast of just-picked peas and […]

On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, There’s A Turf Battle Raging

NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris traveled to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to find out how the coral reefs are coping […]

Alzheimer’s ‘Epidemic’ Now A Deadlier Threat To Elderly

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just steal memories. It takes lives. The disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in […]

Some People Really Can Taste The Rainbow

Plenty of us got our fill of green-colored food on St. Patrick’s Day. (Green beer, anyone?) But for some people, […]

Indonesian Zoo Breeds Rare Komodo Dragons

A zoo in Indonesia is now home to seven bouncing baby Komodo dragons. Before you recoil in disgust, have a […]

The Naming Of The Shrew

It looks kinda like a squirrel, except its ears are too small, its tail is ratty, then bushy, and its […]

Peek Into Exoplanet’s Atmosphere Offers Clues To How It Was Formed

Scientists peering into the atmosphere of a giant planet 130 light years away believe their findings bolster one theory of […]

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